I haven't build a rod since the late 80s watching this topic has me interested again as I suppose it's altogether different especially with the model materials blanks hardware & fittings available so now I will check out different places for components as I would like to build an 8Wt 9' 4 pce & perhaps another 6Wt in 9'6' 4pce which I don't have.
I would like to build them probably on the Tiger Eye &/or Batson Rain shadow Blanks depending what's available.
Thanks for the tips I will in future use the drywall tape to build up the Blank however I might also have to ask how to inlet the feathers as I saw on Diver Dan's Rods.
Looking back through The Archives & I came across The post I made above on (March 1st 2011) which Frank Whitton Started " Let's build a Rod together" which has been very helpful & I remember Rods made by Diver Dan better than any commercial product.
I mentioned I was going to build a 6Wt 9'6" 4 Pce however over the years since then I've bought a few (6 in all ) cheaper than I could build them.
Also I've noticed that not many of these people are around any more which is really sad.